word of the week: ORIEL WINDOW
ORIEL WINDOW: a bay window that protrudes from the main wall of a building but does not extend to the ground. Oriel windows are frequently supported by corbels or brackets.
Compare the small oriel window of the Nickerson mansion with the large multi-story oriel windows on the Old Colony building. The Old Colony is the only building remaining in the loop with oriel windows at its four corners.
Click on the photos to ENLARGE them!